Placeholder and future thread for the 82 Murray CCT! I do plan on some "minor" work on the tractor over the fall and winter prepping for next year's build-off! When time for the build-off I plan on merging this thread to the Build-off thread in the proper section.
Things I plan on doing pre-build-off.
Some tear down
Power Plant decisions
Suspension acquiring and planning
Test the transaxle, is it good? If not how much to go live axle (opens other opportunities)
Things of caution, DO NOT DO TOO MUCH WORK and disqualify for the build-off.
I know several, like to hold back and keep secret things in their builds. Yeah I could hold off, but I like the opportunity for others to critique and give ideas that I can work around.
But before all that, to help me keep hands off a little longer, we plan on using it for a Halloween Display! (Pictures to come)
No actually I have thought of Several names, CCT is just the one right now in the place holder. I can almost guarantee the name will change by Feb 1. I have had several names in mind, many have either been taken or similar to another name.
Going with 422707-0xxx as a model. Just an educated guess looking at manuals on the Briggs website.
Got the starter on from my parts engine. It appears to work well. Good thing as this starter is lacking the holes to hold back the springs and bushings for a recondition.
I busted open the carb finally to clean it out. I was pleasantly shocked that is was like new inside. NO varnish what-so-ever! Gasket was looking good too!
Added some oil and gave it a whirl to start it. I was getting a very weak spark on the plug. Further investigation showed arching across the coil magneto. I think it would be best to just replace. I can't seem to find my extra since we moved last Dec.
She sounds great mighty! Just an idea, but maybe you should mount her sideways? Could help keep weight toward the center rather than out towards the sides to help it not roll over. Or maybe it would make it more roll prone? Eh, either way it makes it easier to make a cool 2 into one exhaust!
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Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised how well it ran.
If I didn't have a frame and hood not already designed for the engine, I would consider that. I think I will go ahead with the normal orientation, if I did anything, I might would turn it around backwards, but with the tins I have, it would look a bit off. I was thinking of doing something like I did with Red for the Exhaust, but I may go out the back instead of the side, or I may come off the side on both sides with twins. Once the build starts, I kind of let the build tell me how it wants to be made.
Started cleaning up the engine to prep it for next year. I really need to get that bottom seal I'll order it tomorrow. After Halloween, I will pull the old girl into the garage and drop the transmission and start cleaning it up and checking for operability.